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  • The Chinese Communist Party Is Setting Up Cells at Universities Across America

    04/19/2018 7:23:25 AM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 46 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 18 April 2018 | Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian
    It's a strategy to tighten ideological control. And it is happening around the world. n July 2017, a group of nine Chinese students and faculty from Huazhong University of Science and Technology participating in a summer program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) formed a Chinese Communist Party branch on the third floor of Hopkins Hall, a campus dormitory. The group held meetings to discuss party ideology, taking a group photo in front of a red flag emblazoned with a hammer and sickle, according to a July 2017 article and photos posted to the Huazhong University website. The...
  • First Car

    11/10/2017 6:19:44 PM PST · by Army Air Corps · 202 replies
    10 November 2017 | Army Air Corps
    Calling All Freeper Gearheads! Let's talk about first cars! What was you first vehicle? What did you like most about the car? What drove you nuts? Do you wish that you still had it?
  • Spooky Travels and related matters

    11/03/2017 6:41:05 AM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 10 replies
    3 November 2017 | Army Air Corps
    Calling all FReeper gearheads! Last week, I skipped my usual Friday gearhead post (I had a heck of a lot on my plate). Anyway, I thought that since we had Halloween a few days ago that this would be a good opportunity to swap spooky automotive stories. I think that most of us have had some travels that included some strange, bizarre, or spooky things. Also, I know that many of us are eager to share some spooky stories about vehicles that we have owned or those that friends and family have owned. So, in the spirit of this post,...
  • I swear, it was possessed

    10/20/2017 6:23:43 AM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 87 replies
    20 Oct. 2017 | Y'all
    Calling all Freeper Motorheads! Have y'all ever owned a vehicle that you could just swear was possessed on some level? Was there some puzzling quirk that vexed you, and seemed to defeat every attempt to remedy? Let's talk vehicles that seemed to be possessed.
  • The most fun

    10/13/2017 8:02:47 AM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 62 replies
    13 October 2017 | Army Air Corps
    Calling all Freeper gearheads! What is the most fun that you have ever had in a motor vehicle? Was it a marathon road trip with family or friends? Was is a Saturday afternoon drive along a twisting, winding road? What was it and what was the vehicle?
  • TTU police officer shot, killed {trunc}

    10/09/2017 8:06:00 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 49 replies
    KCBD Channel 11 Lubbock, Texas ^ | 9 October 2017 | KCBD Staff
    LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Lubbock police confirm that a Texas Tech police officer has been shot and killed at Texas Tech Police Headquarters. It happened around 7:45 p.m. on Monday night at the Texas Tech Police building at 413 Flint Avenue. The suspect, identified as 19-year-old freshman Hollis A. Daniels, was taken into custody at 9:28 p.m. according to officials with the Lubbock County Sheriff's Office. He was located near Jones AT&T Stadium. Officials with Texas Tech University say since the Daniels was taken into custody, the lockdowns at Texas Tech University and University Medical Center have been lifted. Officials...
  • Have you ever...

    10/06/2017 7:14:37 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 113 replies
    6 October 2017 | Army Air Corps and fellow Freepers
    Calling all Freeper motorheads! Have any of your ever truly coveted a car, truck, SUV, or van? If so, lets talk the objects of your desire.
  • Most memorable road trip

    09/23/2017 5:16:04 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 56 replies
    all Y'all | 23 Sept. 2017 | Army Air Corps
    This is a continuation of last night's thread on your favourite car for road trips. Tonight. I ask y'all to share stories of your most memorable road trips. These trips could be memorable for all the best reasons, for all the wrong reasons, or for the most amusing reasons.
  • Road trip

    09/22/2017 6:40:35 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 100 replies
    All y'all | 22 Sept. 2017 | Army Air Corps
    Calling all FR motorheads! It is time once again for some car talk. Tonight, I ask the following question: What was/is your favourite vehicle for road trips?
  • Weirdest Car

    09/15/2017 9:14:09 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 198 replies
    Y'all | 15 Spetember 2017 | Me, myself, and I
    Calling all motorheads: what is the weirdest, most oddball car, truck, or van that you have ever driven? The "weirdness" can be anything from exterior design, to mechanical features, to the interior. Have at it, FRiends.
  • Of all the cars

    09/08/2017 7:58:09 AM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 146 replies
    Various | 8 September 2017 | Army Air Corps
    And now, for something a bit amusing for a Friday. This is a call to all automotive enthusiasts, motorheads, car nuts, etc. I ask the following question: Of all the vehicles that you have driven, what car (or truck) have you owned that you loved in spite of its faults, quirks, and foibles? As a follow-up question, what made that flawed vehicle so endearing to you?
  • What’s the link between Paxton, DeLay cases and subpoenaed Houston pastors? This guy

    06/08/2017 11:27:20 AM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 13 replies
    The Texas Monitor ^ | June 2, 2017 | Jon Cassidy
    The Collin County commissioners have decided to stop paying the three attorneys who’ve been prosecuting Attorney General Ken Paxton, citing concerns about the legality and expense of the arrangement, but they’re still paying a fourth attorney who might prove to be even less popular with their conservative voters. Collin County has paid some $82,347 and counting to attorney David Feldman for legal work such as thinking up a reason why the prosecutors shouldn’t have to disclose which reporters they’ve been talking to. Feldman is being paid the same $300-an-hour rate as the prosecutors, on the order of District Judge George...
  • Russian anti-smoking advert says 'Don't be like Obama'

    02/18/2016 6:14:06 AM PST · by Army Air Corps · 14 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 18 Feb 2016 | Adam Boult
    An anti-smoking poster featuring Barack Obama has appeared on bus stops around Moscow, with the caption: "Don't smoke - don't be like Obama." "Smoking kills more people than Obama, although he kills a lot of people," the ad reads.
  • Egypt Orders KA-52 Combat Helos, Considers MiG-35s

    09/28/2015 7:00:49 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 6 replies
    AIN Online ^ | 28 September 2015 | Vladimir Karnozov
    Egypt awarded Russian arms vendor Rosoboronexport a contract for 50 Kamov Ka-52 Alligator combat helicopters, according to Russian media reports. Details of the transaction remained scarce, but it is thought that some of the Egyptian helicopters are maritime version Ka-52K Katran, which was unveiled earlier this year. The Katran may equip the two Mistral class landing ships that were built by DCNS/STX France for Russia. France stopped delivery after joining the sanctions regime against Russia for its annexation of Crimea. Almost the same day the Ka-52 deal became public, Egypt was revealed as the buyer of the ships. Russian sources...
  • Black poverty differs from white poverty

    08/14/2015 9:44:47 AM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 136 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12 August 2015 | Emily Badger
    The poverty that poor African Americans experience is often different from the poverty of poor whites. It's more isolating and concentrated. It extends out the door of a family's home and occupies the entire neighborhood around it, touching the streets, the schools, the grocery stores. A poor black family, in short, is much more likely than a poor white one to live in a neighborhood where many other families are poor, too, creating what sociologists call the "double burden" of poverty. The difference is stark in most major metropolitan areas, according to recent data analyzed by Rutgers University's Paul Jargowsky...
  • Vietnam, India sign joint vision statement on defence relations

    05/27/2015 7:14:53 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 10 replies
    Nhan Dan ^ | 26 May 2015
    NDO/VNA - Vietnam and India signed a joint vision statement on bilateral defence relations in the 2015-2020 period following talks between Minister of National Defence Phung Quang Thanh and his Indian counterpart Manohar Parrikar in New Delhi on May 25. The two ministers also witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding on coordination between the Vietnamese and Indian coast guards to prevent transnational crime. During their talks, held during Minister Phung Quang Thanh’s visit to India, the two ministers agreed that defence cooperation continues to be one of the key pillars in the strategic partnership between Vietnam and India....
  • Vietnam, Singapore aim to deepen air defense cooperation

    05/27/2015 6:52:41 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 7 replies
    Tuoi Tre News ^ | 16 May 2015
    High-ranking officials of Vietnam and Singapore have agreed to strengthen defense cooperation between the two countries in line with their strategic partnership. The agreement was made during the talks between Chief of the Singaporean Air Force Major General Hoo Cher Mou and Vietnam’s Air Defense and Air Force Commander Lieutenant General Phuong Minh Hoa, who paid a visit to the island country from May 13-15, according to the Vietnam News Agency. During their Thursday talk, the two sides agreed to boost defense cooperation to create a model for air force coordination among ASEAN members. Both host and guest pledged to...
  • Vietnam, Japan vow to enhance air defense cooperation

    05/27/2015 6:45:48 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 17 replies
    Tuoi Tre News ^ | 26 May 2015
    Visiting Chief of Staff of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force General Harukazu Saito and his Vietnamese host have agreed to intensify air defense cooperation between their two countries. The agreement was made between General Saito and Senior Lieutenant General Do Ba Ty, Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army, at their talks in Hanoi on May 25, according to the Vietnam News Agency. The Vietnamese official told his guest that the bilateral cooperation can be strengthened through sharing experience in aviation safety, disaster response, and rescue, as well as thorough exchanges of delegations at all levels. He...
  • Vietnam to receive two more Gepard-class warships soon: gov’t site

    05/27/2015 5:39:02 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 27 replies
    Tuoi Tre News ^ | 25 May 2015
    The Vietnam People's Navy will soon get their hands on two new Gepard-class 3.9 frigates, the third and fourth of their kind which Russia has built for the Southeast Asian country, as the shipbuilder has just completed them, government website reported, quoting Russian media. >> An audio version of the story is available hereRussia has finished the construction of the two frigates for the Vietnamese navy, Russian news website Sputnik quoted Rafi Fatychow, spokesman for the Zelenodolsk shipyard, as saying last week. Weapons will be installed on the two warships soon, Fatychow said at a forum on the maritime...
  • Vietnam Buys Deadly New Missiles Capable of Hitting China

    04/30/2015 1:47:27 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 49 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | 30 April 2015 | Franz-Stefan Gady
    Hanoi is the first Southeast Asian nation arming its submarines with land attack cruise missiles. Vietnam is in the process of acquiring 50 anti-ship and land attack 3M-14E Klub supersonic cruise missiles for its burgeoning fleet of SSK Kilo-class diesel-electric submarines, Der Spiegel Online reports. According to the article, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) recently updated data on its website, based on information obtained from the United Nations’ register of conventional arms, indicating that Russia has already delivered 28 missiles over the last two years to Hanoi, although the precise number remains unknown. The Klub is a Russian-made...